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Courses and workshops in Ermie

Courses and workshops in Ermie

The basic practitioner trainings in DFA Somatic Pattern Recognition are in the program of the studio for breathing, movement and structural integration continuously. However, several years may go by between one training and the next, because the depth of the work requires a strong commitment to get involved in getting to know one’s own process. Only when a group of people with enough preparation get together, is it possible to begin a practitioner training.

The basic courses for body awareness address all those who want to protect their health, recover it to the extent that is possible and to chose freely how they relate to themselves and their environment, instead of being under the effect of the automatic behaviors generated by their unconscious patterns of habit. These courses consist in six moduls of weekly private sessions. Advanced levels have a duration of three four-month moduls. Upon conclusion of the basic training as well as each of the advanced levels a certificate will be extended. These course can be initiated at any convenient time, according to availablity.  

 

Practitioner Training in DFA Somatic Pattern Recognition
The basic DFA training leads to certification as a DFA practitioner and takes place over a period of two to three years.
Courses for body awareness
Good posture has many advantages in private life, at work, on stage, in the stadium... This is about uncovering and allowing the natural movements of breathing... about managing stress, protecting the nervous system, preventing its deterioration and restoring damaged connectivity... about protecting your joints, preventing their deterioration and restoring the mobility you lost due to injury or an excess of involuntary tension... about recognizing the beliefs that are held in place by involuntary tension of our muscles that shapes our bodies... about changing the part of the world that is within your reach, the way you live in your body...

Workshops for other entities

Workshops for other entities

Movement is not just what we do, but also what we are. Breathing, thinking, feeling, speaking, acting, behaving, dealing with one another, living alone and living together: all of this is movement; body and mind fluid systems which move. Everything that we do in life, we do moving our bodies. This is evident when it comes to professional, recreational and whatever else activities. Even while sitting still, or when we try to find a moment of tranquillity and rest from our active life, freedom of movement in our body is fundamental if we want to enjoy every moment.

Habitual and unconscious holding limits our freedom of movement and ability to respond to the demands of the situations in which we find ourselves every day. It keeps us separate from the resources that are available to us simply because they are in our nature. It keeps us trapped in stereotyped patterns of behaviour. 

When we let the tension go, we move with fluidity and find support in our own body as well as in the gravitational field of planet Earth. When we allow ourselves to be held up by gravity instead of struggling against its pull, we stimulate the vital processes in our organs and we delay the process of aging. We discover that we can develop a relationship of participation with our environment instead of feeling as if we were a victim of circumstances or having to struggle to dominate the world around us.

All workshops and courses offer specific experiences through practical exercises, backed up by the information needed to be able to integrate and apply this experience to different situations of daily life. These workshops are adapted to the specific needs of every group. They can be open to individual participants, or they can be restricted to existing groups from companies, institutions, associations and other organizations. In open workshops organized by ermie in Spain, the language is Spanish unless the group is to be a closed group for English speakers.

Workshop at the Midline Institute in Barcelona
May 13 and 14, 2017 - Workshop for Spanish speakers: A través de la conciencia de tu cuerpo explora cómo te relacionas contigo mismo y con tu entorno natural y social. Siente la relación entre el cuerpo y el suelo y entre los espacios abiertos en el interior del cuerpo y el espacio abierto a tu alrededor. Observa cómo estas relaciones cambian con los movimientos de la respiración. Te sorprenderá ver lo que estas relaciones revelan sobre tu experiencia vital y las posibilidades que se se te abren, si aprendes a modularlas.
How to let go of the excess of involuntary tension in your body
It is impossible to relax involuntary tension voluntarily. A part of this tension is necessary and important for living and moving. Opening our attention towards the inside of our body, we explore its relationship with the environment, both in the material and social world. When we perceive this relationship, we are able to find ways of being and moving that make it possible to relax the tension that is excessive.
Recognizing the traces of historic memory in your own body
Collective traumas affect body and psyche, even in second and third generation. If inner balance is not restored after a traumatic experience, the organism retains the energetic and chemical charge with great effort to not lose “control”. Chronic pains and (self-) destructive behaviors, among numerous other...
Finding your inner compass
Find a new orientation for being in the world when your present form is costing you your health and sense of inner coherence... or when circumstances make it impossible to continue as before.
Breathing with trees
A walk in the forest, 4h
The body at work
How to relate to the chair, the desk, the computer, colleagues, employees, superiors, clients...
Transforming stress
Caused by work, changes in life, loss, etc
Your instrument as an extension of your body
For musicians, photographers, camera(wo)men, and others
The body on stage
Resilience and freedom of movement for actors, singers, dancers…
A well aligned body improves performance
For sports(wo)men
Holding someone else in your hands
For hands-on therapists and anybody who wants to learn how to touch better
Breath and emotions
For anybody who wants to breathe and feel more deeply and fully
Time and space to explore
Discover the pleasure of movement and exploring the possibilities of moving with pleasure
Getting through the ecological crisis
Aligned with the force field of our planet and the beings living in it, we are better equipped to find solutions
Being a women / being a man
How to identify and let go of the cultural patterns we hold in our bodies, related to our gender.
Body awareness by bicycle
A refreshing and revealing experience (4 h approx.)